The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit reverses a District Court decision and rules that the plaintiff satisfied the Twombly standard in a conspiracy case alleging parallel conduct (Starr / Sony BMG)

In a notable recent decision, Starr v. Sony BMG Entertainment, 592 F.3d 314 (2d Cir. 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit addressed the pleading standard a plaintiff must satisfy to survive a motion to dismiss an antitrust conspiracy claim under § 1 of the Sherman Act based on alleged parallel conduct. In vacating the district court’s dismissal, the Second Circuit made clear that (at least in the Second Circuit) the Supreme Court’s decision in Bell Atlantic Corporation v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), does not require a plaintiff to “allege facts tending to exclude independent selfinterested conduct as an explanation for the defendants’ alleged parallel behavior.” Starr, F.3d at 323- 24. Nor does it necessarily require the plaintiff to “identify the specific

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Steven F. Cherry, Gordon Pearson, The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit reverses a District Court decision and rules that the plaintiff satisfied the Twombly standard in a conspiracy case alleging parallel conduct (Starr / Sony BMG), 13 janvier 2010, e-Competitions January 2010, Art. N° 37275

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